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the knot in washington state and we'll take you to their ceremonies. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts like now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello again everyone i'm heather holmes display day long search off the waters near vallejo has failed to turn up any sign of a missing man of the a coast guard search team and local law enforcement agencies combed the area near mare island. jade hernandez. >> reporter: vallejo police are in charge of this investigation and they have called off the search tonight and will reassess tomorrow if they crime scene back out to the water. i want it you to take a good look at this man's photo. he is 6'1, about 210 pounds with hazel eyes and has surgery scars on his forearm and chest. vallejo police immediately called the solano county dive rescue team after mattingly's son said he was last seen on mare island. first thing this morning his family contacted police. >> it has yet to be determined if anyone has fallen in the water, but in an abundance of caution we're trying to utilize all the resolutions
of possession of such a magazine. >>> president barack obama is headed back to washington d.c. and just six days remain before our country goes over the fiscal cliff. here is more from our washington d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: brian is congress does not act taxes will go up on all americans next tuesday. they are scheduled to get back to work for tomorrow morning which is when president barack obama's flight returns from hawaii but many are pest mystic he will reach -- pessimist particular they will reach the deadline. it is the republican controlled householding out. house speaker john boehner wants increase for those making only 1 million a year. they say it's more likely we will go over the cliff than not. >> if we allow that to happen it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional you are responsibility in a long time. >> reporter: some republicans are saying president barack obama will actually get his way if a fiscal cliff is not reached before the deadline, kyle la campbell, washington d.c. newsroom. >>> and in general delegations are not as crowded as the first ones. as
for the university system. >>> an historic day in washington state as same sex couples marry legal for the first time. >> we are now just a few weeks away from christmas, and the u.s. postal service is changing its service. it may help all of you procrastinators. >> a shooting on a california indian reservation leaves four people dead. the possible motive behind today's tragedy shooting. $ >>> we have developing news out of san francisco at this hour. police say two people, a man and a woman were found bound and gagged lying in the street in the bay view district this evening. both people were alive, but unconscious. the victims were discovered around 8:30 this evening, on brussels street, near manziel street. >>> today was the first day in washington state that same sex couples could legally marry. debra horn has more on the historic celebration. >> reporter: neither the gloom, nor the cold. >> the weather kind of sucks, but inside, i'm a balmy 75 degrees. >> reporter: nor the kicks of a child to be. >> i think she's happy too. >> reporter: not even the lack of appointed time. >> we're on stand by t
8 in california. we will go to alison burns in the washington d.c. bureau with the latest on the waiting game. alison? >> reporter: claudine, we could get word about more of the cases it will consider this term. now the justices met again behind closed doors to continue talking about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them, california's proposition 8. >> the supporters of prop 8 are hoping they wouldn't review prop 8 and it would take hold legalizing same-sex marriage in california and marriages could begin almost immediately. the court is also considering a number of changele-of challenges. we should tell you no news doesn't mean much. we have to wait until the court releases its next set of orders on monday. if we don't hear anything on monday, then the wait gets a little longer. we have to wait until january. reporting live, from washington d.c., alison burns. ktvu news. >>> well, a radio stunt by a pair of shock jocks took a tragic turn this morning. the nurse revealed confidential information has apparently committed suicide. tara moriarty has more. we
hawaii vacation short and returned to washington, d.c. today to try to avoid the so- called it can it can. the perez -- so-called fiscal cliff. the president is expected to meet with leaders tomorrow and congress will conseen a special sunday -- convene a special sunday session. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is here with a look at the building angwer washington, especially -- anger with washington especially among californians. >> reporter: it could bring another recession and higher unemployment. >> reporter: californians voted for prop 30. every californian will pay a quarter percent higher sales. the fiscal cliff will hit all americans with higher taxes. and that could lead to a u.s. economic down turn. and that could derail many of the benefit prop 30 could have meant for the state. >> i don't know if there is a word to describe how mad the public will be. nobody will be happy to see that happen. >> if taxes go up it is not going to be a happy time. i think that is what is going to happen. >> reporter: the lowest income folks will see their pay shrink by 3.5%. average earners 4%. t
. the president is cutting his vacation short to face the fiscal cliff. is he leaving hawaii for washington tonight. if lawmakers don't come up with a deal before the deadline your tax refund could be delayed by months. we are live in the washington bureau to explain more. >> reporter: brian the irs said without a deal as many as 100 million taxpayers may be forced to wait until march to file their tax returns. congress has to vote on the wealth tax and it needs to be adjusted for inflation. both partisay they would agree to it but it's all tied up in the fiscal cliff mess. tax filing season starts next week but the irs would put a hold on that for some. officials would wait for a deal in the new year instead of doing serious reprogramming to their tax system. filing would then be pushed back to march for millions. with refunds coming much later than usual. especially for those who plan on paying off credit card bills that often pile up after the holidays. now all of this could be avoided a deal before the deadline monday night but some long time lawmakers fear it won't happen, more on that
. >> welcome back. right now the president is on air force one going back to washington. he shook hands before leaving his vacation in hawaii. he has important talks scheduled to avert the fiscal cliff. >>> as we showed you, the senate is back in session. they are hoping to strike a deal and avoid the fiscal cliff. we are in washington where some republicans are pessimistic an agreement can be reached. >> reporter: the senate majority leader is on the floor right now. we will take a live look at the capitol. he is trying to get republican support for the latest democratic plan. they got back to work about 15 minutes ago and are considering the president's offer to raise taxes on households making $400,000 or more a year. even if it passes the senate he is concerned about the house where he will need about 30 republicans to cross party lines. the house speaker said he is not making members of the house come back from their break without a 48 hour notice on a vote. in the last -- >> american people i don't think understand the house is operating without the house of house. its being operated w
. >> thank you. >>> show down in washington today over the price tag of high-speed rail, the republicans push to stop the project. >> john mcafee is pleading for help. the unusual turn of events today in the case of the tech founder wanted for questions in his neighbor's death. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> california's high-speed rail is underthe microscope on capitol hill. they defended the plan while others said our state should pull the plug. >>
. investors continue to watch washington and talks on the so called fiscal cliff. november job numbers are also due out tomorrow. jobless claims fell sharply last week. the labor department said applications fell to 370,000. claims had temporarily spiked last month after superstorm sandy. analysts say the effects of the storm are still being seen in the four week average which stands at 408,000. >>> there is new information tonight about an albany middle school teacher who killed himself after being accused of sex allegations. 28-year-old james isam saki killed himself in september after police arrested him and searched his home. since then there has been debate about the extent of the crimes. according to court documents unsealed today, he exchanged thousands of flirtatious messages with an under aged student along with open mouth kissing and fondling on campus. police say there were several victims. >>> police in mountain view have just released photos of an i.d. theft woman. the woman is impersonating a customer in downtown maintain view. the woman made unauthorized withdraws totali
you the storm that will begin to move in later tonight. right now bringing areas to oregon, washington, northwest corner of california, still dry but mostly cloudy and this will be shifting south as we -- as we progress through the afternoon. your tuesday will be dry. cooler. the mix of sunshine and clouds out there for your afternoon into the evening hours. you can see wide scattered showers over parts of the north bay. by 10:00, it's moving into the central portions of the bay. north bay already pea gypping to watch -- beginning. it looks line this storm won't bring us a whole lot. afternoon highs are going to be cool for the next few days. we're talking 50s and the snow levels will be dropping by tomorrow down to about 3,000 feet. so any lingering moisture left behind could bring us a dusting of snow to the higher elevations. perhaps mt. diablo or mount hamilton, afternoon highs for today, a lot cooler. upper 50s low 60s in the forecast. your extended forecast shows rain moving in. most of us will be tucked in our homes. but we could have a few scattered showers remain. we dry out a
. >>> and in washington, d.c., political leaders are inching closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff today but they're also scrambling for a backup plan. this morning, speaker of the house john boehner launched his plan b, saying he will bring to a vote a proposal to extend tax breaks for people who make less than $1 million. that comes after an offer by president obama to raise his tax increase threshold to $400,000 a year. but the two sides are still hundreds of billions of dollars apart. >> i believe it is important that we protect as many american taxpayers as we can. and our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less. >> we don't know the details of plan a, plan b, or whatever plan c might be. but we remain united behind our president. >> aides say the g.o.p. speak ser still pushing for a more comprehensive bipartisan plan to avert billions in automatic spending cuts and tax increases on january 1. >>> new at noon, community members are accusing a san jose supermarket of ignoring the sexual harassment of female workers. the protesters confronted management at the pueblo
. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live. this is where it will happen. ktvu will monitor it and we'll let you know what she has to say when she says it. >>> more funerals are planned today for victims of the connecticut schoal scooting. so far, the -- school shooting. three more children will be buried today. people will pay their respects to vick -- vicki soto. she will be buried today. >>> and meantime, we've learned that sandy hook elementary students are not expected to resume classes until january at an empty school building a nearby town. there's also new information about the gunman. there are reports his mother could no longer handle him and he became upset after learning she was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. this morning, the chief medical examiner in connecticut says he's searching for any genetic clues that cou
. >> i am kyla campbell in washington, d.c. happening right now the president is meeting with congressional leaders about the fiscal cliff. what other lawmakers are saying about the lack pouf of progress on a deal. >> steve paulson will be up in a few minutes to tell you about the light rain moving this way and what you can expect in your neighborhood over the weekend. >>> 100 years of muni, we will show you footage from the early days. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high spe
:13. yet again the country is waking up to news that lawmakers in washington, d.c. still don't have a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. kyla campbell reports we are just hours away from automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. >> reporter: frustration is hitting a speak this morning after talking stalled last night. the house and senate will get back to work over the next few hours. senators have been trying to come up with a deal but with no luck. new mitch mcconnell is negotiating with vice president joe biden. if political leaders can not come up with a plan by midnight tonight tax rates for all americans will increase. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it i find disgusting and rep hencable which i may have to swallow in the name of finding a compromise. >> reporter: how will this effect you come tomorrow morning? if there is not a deal reach there won't be a drastic change in your next paychecks. if this plays out long-term the average american middle class family stands to lose out on $2,000 to $3,000 over the next year due to the increased taxes
and washington approved it last month. this map, there are 30 states where same-sex marriages are specifically banned. and we highlighted those in red. the states include, north carolina, which is the most recent state where people voted to ban same-sex marriage. that leaves 11 states in the yellio, in the mid-- yellow, in the middle, that includes, california. >> as the case proceeds, stay with ktvu for continuing coverage. we will bring you developments as they happen. tonight at 10:30 p.m., the challenge to the defense of marriage act. and the couple that took their fight to marry to california supreme court, they are surprised by today's decision. >>> the developing news of a homicide in oakland tonight. police responded to a shooting inside a home. police say a woman was shot and killed in what may be a domestic violence incident. they say there were children inside the home and the children are physically okay. later a man called police identifying himself and they picked him up. >>> a woman and a boy killed today in a collision in calm calm. the -- in contra costa county. a car crashed
washington d.c. newsroom, they don't have much time to hash out a deal do they? >> reporter: now in just a couple of hours, democrats will be holding a news conference speaking out about where they stand in the negotiation answer in the meantime there is still no word on what president barack obama and house speaker john boehner has talked about but no news is food news and we have not heard either side bashing the other in the last couple of days and that could be approximate dress. insiders say he will not cave on one pig thing. >> that is a compromise and a principal i will not compromise on. >> reporting live from washington d.c. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> there was an overall decrease in hate crimes but antigay related hate crimes were up. according to the fbi, 622 hate crimes were reported in 2011 and 1,500 hate crimes tar getted gays lesbians and that's an increase. nearly half of all crimes were reported and 20% were linked to religious beliefs. >>> yesterday they attached an amendment to the sierra lemar that antolin garcia-torres is accused of. he tried to
condition. but say he is expected to be okay. >>> there may finally be progress in washington. an effort to prevent going over the fiscal cliff and now there is word december 31 may not be a hard and fast deadline. >> and as steve mentioned a rainy start to the day. and he will be back to tell us how long the rain is sticking around. >> we're live in the sunset district, where three robbers entered their way into this home and tied up their victims. we will tell you how the victims are feeling today and what the robbers got away with. q >>> we want to update you now on a developing story we told you about just a few minutes ago about the dublin pleasanton bart station. we just learned that station has reopened. bart says the equipment problem that prompted the closure has been resolved. >>> there are signs of progress in washington, d.c., in the fiscal cliff debate. house speaker john boehner is now offering to accept a tax increase but only on people making more than $1 million a year. and that falls short of president obama's call to raise tax rates on people with incomes of more than
school. >> reporter: as the national rifle association took the podium in washington. >> the only thing that stop as bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: he was pushing a different solution. >> there are 30,000 people who die every year from gun violence. same number who die from car crashes. the centers for disease control researches car crashes and barely looks at guns. >> reporter: he and others are asking the centers for disease control to research and measure the magnitude of gun violence in america. the national rifle association lobbied lawmakers to cut centers for disease control funding. >> something so terrible happened that people are saying we got to do something. this is not acceptable. >> reporter: in washington protesters interrupted the national rifle association's news conference where it called for armed police in every school. he has yet to hear from the national rifle association or the cdc but he is hopeful it will get someone's attention. >> reporter: do you think this will have any impact on this discussion? >> i do. >> reporter: his petition
with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed on this 16 trillon dollar debt. >> ouri senator gave the gop address saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work ame
the washington exit. everyone walked away from the crash. the chp says it began with a white honda, possibly hitting the center divide and losing its right front wheel. the family's car swerved to avoid the honda but lost control and ended up sideways. the big rig slowed down in time narrowly missing a major collision. two people in the honda, fled from the scene. police in palo alto are stepping up patrols in the downtown area after two recent attacks. ktvu's janine de la vega is in palo alto to tell us why police think these incidents may be connected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. police say these incidents happened around the same time in the morning, in the same geographical location here in the downtown corridor around the suspect description is somewhat similar. people we spoke to heard about the incidents and say they are trying to be more aware of their surroundings. this first incident happened on sunday, after 1:00 in the morning on homer avenue. a woman was walking and listening to music with headphones on and she was jumped from behind and pushed to the ground by a man. he tr
from the hospital where lane is recovering. >>> recreational use of marijuana is illegal in washington state. this is after the new law took effect at midnight. technically, it's not legal to smoke pot in public. >> you also want grow or sell marijuana -- you also cannot grow or sell marijuana. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> that couple there, they've been together for 5 years. now it is legal for same-sex couples to get married in washington. they were in dozens more -- they and dozens more lined up outside of the administration. >>> it is 7:33. repair work is expected to begin today on highway 1 alook the sonoma coast where rainy weather caused a slide forcing a close between meyers grade and timber. a detour is in place on valley ford food between petaluma and bodega bay. >> i'm not gonna take a chance torren the car. it happens every year. everybody out here is used to to it -- used to it. >> drivers should allow for extra time because of the detour. >>> residents in la honda, you have to cut back on your water use for the next couple of days. the department of public
progress to report. now, in the mid of the talks, the president is leaving washington in about thig minutes and head to michigan where he's warning that the middle-class tax rates could go up without a deal. the republicans believe they could have leverage. president obama will need help with another debt ceiling increase in february. experts say republicans will most likely use that as leverage for deeper cuts. over the weekend, more republicans came in and said they believe there will be -- there will need to be tax increases on the wealthy in order for there to be a deal. experts say the line of communications are open. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. >>> the number 47 seems to follow, mitt romney -- seems to follow mitt romney. a new poll shows that 47% of americans viewed romney and his former running mate, paul ryan, favorably. in the final tally, romney won 47% of the popular vote in the presidential election. all of this comments romney's comment to donors that 47% of the nation would never vote for them because they are
into effect for everyone. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:18. this morning, a bay area-based japanese diplomat is expected to enter a no contest plea in court. he has been charged with assaulting his wife. he worked at the consue lit in san francisco at -- consulate in san francisco as a vice council for two years. his wife said the abuse happened other for several months. he's accused of stabbing her hand with a screwdriver and knocking out her tooth. >>> they are preparing in washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration, januaryst. the views are busy building. viewing stands. this one will be smaller than the one in 2009. this time there will be three days of events, fewer inaugural balls and no concert on the national ball. most of the price tag will be covered by president obama supporters and private donors. but taxpayers you will pay for security costs and for the viewing stands. >>> bay area gas prices continue to fall. at least one analyst says they could be 20 cents a gallon lower next year. as usual, san francisco has
. so far no arrests have been made. >>> 7:14. happening right now in washington, d.c., lawmakers say negotiations are looking better to avoid going over the fiscal cliff at 9:00 p.m. our time. as kyla cam billion reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there's still a gap on raising taxes. >> reporter: republicans and democrats both say these negotiations are moving forward. the house is back at work this hour and we expect to hear from the senate when they start their day in about 45 minutes everyone the big et problem that needs to be -- biggest problem that needs to be solved is deciding who should pay more in taxes. democrats offered to raise taxes on households making $450,000. republicans were still hoping for the $550,000. but republicans dropped their demand to cut social security benefits. at that point, joe biden and mitch mcconnell took over negotiations. the two worked together in the senate for 23 years and have a strong history of finding compromise. >> i think there's some good news. the conversations continued late into the night last night. i think now there is a
. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with what is at stake and when we could hear from the court. >> reporter: pam within the next few hours we expect to get word from the u.s. supreme court about more of the cases it will consider this term. the justices met friday to talk about a number of challenges to gay marriage laws. among them california's ban on same sex marriage proposition 8. supporters of same sex marriage are hoping the court will decide not to review prop 8. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold legalizing same sex marriage in california. san francisco city officials tell us they are ready to perform marriages as soon as tomorrow. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we already have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. we'll have a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: and we are waiting for word from the court. we'll bring it for you here on channel 2. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> last night president obama congratulates zone people honored for --
, the nasdaq was down five. trading was light as investors wait for details on the negotiations in washington. in six minutes, rita williams will tell us about a new poll on the fiscal cliff. do americans think it can be avoiding and who are they blaming. >>> sales of pandora plummeted. pandora is facing competition. >>> it appears brits are really getting into the royal pregnancy and bookmakers are taking odds. bets are being taken to if name of the expected babies. traditional names of royals such as elizabeth, victoria and williams are still the favorite. >>> a hollywood landmark is getting a make over. the last minute opposition to a bay area sheriff's purchase of an aerial drone. >> it's like the worse nightmare imaginable. it's like this isn't true. >> while in dialysis and battling cancer someone stole his beloved dog. the unlikely scenario that brought the two back together. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my
problems in washington d.c. house speaker john boehner has traded proposals with president barack obama but they are still far apart on how to avert the spending cuts set to go into affect next month. the negotiations can continue until the last minute. they told them not to make plans for the week after christmas. starting today, commercials should not be louder than the television shows you are watching. the calm act is making sure the ads are the same volume as the programs around them. the law wasco authored by anna tissue. and they are prompting the utilities commission to add a new area code to the area code zone. they are forcing some people to switch area codes or to a sign a new area code with two new numbers. they will think about it in january. >>> the man accused of killing sierra lemar is charged with 3 new crimes in san jose. 21-year-old antolin garcia- torres looked very different. his hair has grown out and antolin garcia-torres is accused of trying to kidnap three different women in 2009. he could enter pleased and has yet to enter a plea in the disappearance and killin
of year fiscal cliff. no progress to report. coming up at 5:15 the new strategy our washington, d.c. newsroom is hairing about that involve -- that is hearing about that involves sending the country over the fiscal cliff. >>> sal is back. he's ready to tell us about our friday morning. >> you know it actually is off to a very nice start. we were look at some of that road work. it's been picked up in many areas if that is very good news. also checking in with public transportation. so let's go outside and take a look at 80 westbound as you head out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems here and it looks good from vallejo all the way to berkeley and the bay bridge toll plaza and. and a lot of people want to know what the toll plaza looks like. san jose and the santa clara valley northbound 101 and 280 doing very well. northbound 17 traffic also looks very well. it is 5:07 let's go to steve. >>> sal. i just had my first tweet from cal hollow. >> really? >> well i love getting information from the city. all the little neighborhoods. always tweet me sp weather if it's raining or clo
raised candles and prayed for victims in connecticut including several ministers from washington, d.c. area churches. nancy pelosi issued a statement today it said in part, no words can comfort the loved ones of those brutety taken from us today. all americans share our prayers and our grief over the horrifying events that took place today. john sasaki is heading to connecticut, he will be reporting live starting tomorrow. >>> reporting news at the peninsula, that's where three people have been killed in a fatal crash. the highway patrol says that about two hours ago a volkswagen swerved and struck a lexus sedan that was parked in the median. news chopper two is doing a good job of showing us the massive back up this accident has caused we know that four lanes have been shut down. that leaves just the far right lane the slow lane for all that traffic to squeeze by. at this point lanes are not expected to reopen until 07 clock. as you can see here traffic there is at a crawl. >>> the images are heartbreaking and hard to ignore but how do you explain to your child what happened in con
this afternoon. life in washington carla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and preparations -- life in washington carla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and preparations are underway for president barack obama's inauguration. it will be smaller this time around and there will be three days of events and fewer inaugural balls and no concert. this will take place on monday january 21st and most of the costs will be covered by president barack obama's supporters and private donors but taxpayers will pay security costs and the viewing stands. >>> two abandoned horses were noun monterey county and now a protection group is offering reward for information leading to an arrest. they found the 20-year-old and seven-year-old horses north of salina. they say the horses were likely abandoned and were covered intics. >>> researchers say the squid may have been poisoned by naturally occurring acid in the water. there was a spike in the acid which coincides with the deaths of the questioned earlier this month and -- of the questioned earlier this -- squid earlier this month and may have
possible. >>> as we inch closer to the fiscal cliff, the president and top lawmakers are leaving washington, d.c. for the holiday. before he left for hawaii president obama issued a stern request to congressional leaders to approve legislation before the end of the year. >> once this legislation has agreed to i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. >> the president was referring to legislation that would prevent a middle class tax hike and would protect unemployment insurance. he spoke after talking by phone with house speaker john boehner and meeting with senate majority leader. >>> the dow industrials dropped 120 points. the nasdaq fell 29. we also saw a number of conflicting economic reports that experts say suggests the economy is not sure where it's going top our consumer editor tom vacar is in san francisco's financial district with some explanations. >> reporter: there are two winds. those that are blowing and the much more important economic cross w
driving under the influence. he ran a red light just outside washington d.c. early yesterday. he failed field sobriety tests -- sobriety tests. he was named in the mormon church years ago and they do forbid anybody to go near there. >> >> and near the oakland coliseum, traffic southbound sees headlights headed towards hayward. and traffic looks good as you make your way towards fso. traffic at the . >>> religious leaders also called for action to prevent gun violence. >>> after an activist danny glover, many people who attended the service say there has been too much violence in the past year. >>> many are expected to walk off the job this morning. close to 5,000 nurses plan to hold a one day strike. >>> nurses at sutter health are at odds over staffing levels and sick days. >>> the so called fiscal cliff is a few days away and there is no deal in sight. president barack obama is in hawaii for christmas, meanwhile house speaker house speaker john boehner is also on vacation. before vacation they each made one last pitch. >> we have a tax hike on middle- class americans... >> it would st
and elected officials who have been suspended and convicted of crimes. that's what our washington bureau reporter macfarlane found after digging into pub records >> reporter: he orchestrated an outrageously wasteful party in vegas on taxpayers dime. 800,000 spent on expensive food, entertainment including clowns and a mind reader. jeef neely was even photographed there with a hot tub and a wine glass overlooking the city. after the scandal was sauer suh fased and -- surfaced and he was suspended, he kept collecting pay. >> what would we do in the private sector? answer it, we wouldn't put him on leave with pay. we would put him on leave without pay until we find out what was wrong. >> reporter: a separate report found 84 employees under investigation by internal watch dogs at the general services administration collected a whopping $1 million in bonus pay over the past four years. including one worker probed for, quote, abusive authority who snatched $38,000 in taxpayer funded bonuses. but taxpayer watchdogs say congress itself is the biggest rewarder of potential misconduct. >> being
back in washington for high level cliff's. president barack obama cut short his christmas trip in hopes of negotiating a deal with republicans and the deal was to make tax cuts for the wealthy and raising taxes among the rich. the treasury announced they will resore to using a program to help sustain their money. they will look to borrowing where the government defaults on their debt. >>> former president bush remains alert talking with medical staff. former president bush was in the hospital since last monday for complications related to bronchitis. >> we are hoping the medicine and treatments can help him turn things around. >> the former president has a high fever and is now on a liquid only diet. his former florida governor and son have all been frequent visitors. >>> they came after 14 million vehicles came. they say the value of the cars fell sharply after the recalls. a judge must still approve the settlement. >>> how are things looking tara >> so far so good, let's take a live look at the east shore freeway and traffic is moving very nicely there. folks are headed towards berkel
on a deal to keep the u.s. from going over that fiscal cliff. ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom some new numbers are on the table in those closed door negotiations. >> reporter: they are offering to raise taxes on households making $450,000 or more a year. but republicans were still holing out at the $550,000 mark. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell started negotiating with vice president joe biden yesterday. the two worked together in in the senate for more than 20 years. if they can come up with terms that pass the senate house speaker john boehner says they will take up the bill and either pass it or amend it and send it back for approval. >> any time you are putting a deal together, it's always the details that will kill you. you have to get the details done. there is a lot of back room operation going on right now. making sure all the i's get dotted and t's get crossed. >> congress has less than 15 hours to come up with a compromise and sweet on it. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> meantime with all the focus on that fiscal cliff there is a new bil
shutting down. the washington, d.c. based nonprofit cause of action says it's working with the owners to take legal action against the national park service. last week the interior department said the government would not reyou in the company's permit to operate at the point reyes national seashore which is set to expire in 90 days. >>> a revamped facebook messenger service could be competing with text messaging according to some analysts. the new android app was unveiled today in south africa, india, australia and venezuela. the service works like an instant message network except users can bypass expensive global text messaging fees, implemented by cell phone companies. the service is expected to roll out worldwide soon. >>> federal regulators ever approved disney's deal to buy lucas film. the $4.5 billion deal was announced in october. today anti-trust regulators issued the notice of claire are clearance. disney says with its new acquisition was star wars franchise it plans to make sequels to the six part series. >>> organizers of san francisco's outside lands music festival have s
to become legal in nine states plus the district of columbia. vors in maine, maryland, and washington approved gay marriage just last month. there are 31 states where it is specifically banned. north carolina is the most recent state where voters went to the polls to ensure they wouldn't occur there. >> the ruling is going effect nows of couples in the bay area. we talked to a couple waiting to get married. >> countless thousands of gay couples have watched this case move into the legal system but few thought it would go to the supreme court so soon. >> long time partners tom and jeff stayed glue to their computer monitors all morning. >> either the prop eight or the doma. >> devoted to this. >> despite all of their research r search they did not expect that the supreme court would take up this case. >> we tend to believe that the supreme court is cautious and there are reasons they could have left the case alone. >> we were hoping that the supreme court wouldn't take the prop eight-case in which case, we could get married pretty soon, but it just means more waiting. >> we ar
to washington next week because of the so-called fiscal cliff. legislators left washington without a deal that would avoid cutting government services on january 1st. >> a portion of interstate 80 heading to the sierra was shut down today after a series of storm related spinouts. the highway patrol shut the highway down this morning from colfax to the nevada state line. this is what it looked like this afternoon where you see a detour prompting cars to exit the freeway and turn around. at times the interstate looked more like a parking lot. >> try to get to tahoe for christmas and we saw a small sign that says road closed and thought day were kidding. but they weren't. >> the interstate eventually reopened this afternoon, the most powerful winter storm of the season is on track to drop as much as 5 feet of snow on top of the sierra. here's what it looked like earlier at squaw valley. as much as 12 inches of snow is forecast for the foot hills around reno, carson city. >> the highway patrol is looking for the driver who crashed an suv in oakland this morning. the vehicle careened off inter
in 13 tries. cardinal beat tennessee 73-60. now off on an 11-0 run. >>> boise state hosted washington today and won the las vegas bowl for the third straight year. now, this young boise state fan wore a mustache as homage to broncos quarterback joe south wick, from san ramon valley high. bosi state takes a 9-3 lead. southwick starts the double pass play. chris potter heaves to huff. huff huffs and puffs and blows his way in for the touchdown. his knees never touch. that's a touchdown. boise state beats washington 28-26, to finish 11-2. huskies done at 7-6. >>> former san francisco giant and 2010 post season hero cody ross agrees to a three-year, $26 million deal with the arizona d-backs. merry christmas, cody. that's big money. >> pretty good. thank you, fred. >>> well, coming up, we have much more ahead on the 10:00 news. >> we'll have a look once again at the weather radar, as we're bracing for a powerful storm starting tomorrow morning. and we are on storm watch and we'll have the latest on what to expect. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2news. see you the next time news br
to washington, d.c. this morning. he was called to pass a scaled back agreement to keep taxes from going up. the senate went back into session today. leaders accused each other of standing in the way of a deal. >> you can't legislate with yourself. we have nobody to work with. compromise. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> the house will convene on sunday. republicans already refused to take a vote on speaker of the house john speaker of the house john boehner's plan. with no deal in the works you are likely to see a smaller pay check. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us to detail what it will cost taxpayers. >> reporter: indeed, more than a cliff for some. >> reporter: for more and more americans, the fiscal cliff is being viewed as a failure of government. >> they are on vacation, doing whatever they are doing. they don't care. >> i just don't think they will ever come to an agreement. both parties are so far apart that there is no common ground. >> reporter: if you make between 50-60,000 deal, taxes go up $
. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could mean for same-sex marriage in california. >>> 7:06. we want to check in with tara, in for sal. it's pretty slow, tara? >> yes. but it does get better in partly sunniton -- get better in pleasanton. it's really slow on the curve there. westbound as you make your way towards concord, your commute looking a little slow. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see it's a parking lot right now. the metering lights have been on for about an hour. definitely slow into san francisco this morning. give yourself extra time. finally, in the south bay, 208 at the 880 interchange, you can see the head lites are 280 northbound, stop and go over the past 15 minutes. here's steve. >> thank you, tara. >>> a very good colder morning. 38, 39. a little bit of a break today. much colder pattern. not only that, but some incredible rain totals. don't want to forget fog popping up on highway 37. some really thick fog there, thanks to ow
couples started lining up for licenses when washington's law allowing gay marriage went into effect. they require a three day waiting period. so today is the first day couples can marry. 140 same sex couples are going to marry later on today. >>> the new gay marriage law comes as the supreme court announces it will review same-sex marriage including proposition 8. it will look at a challenge that denies them the benefits that the heterosexual couples receive. the supreme court reviewed to look at the challenge which bans gay marriage in california. they will hear argumentses in march and with rulings expected by june. >>> a group is urging the photograph to ban the salvation army. they made the request after a student acted and said the homeless shelter and soup kitchens refused to offer same sex couples. and a woman was teed access to a women's shelter. >>> the campus at san bernardino said they not and killed a student. few tails have been released. they were forced to fire their weapons after a graduate students became violent. he was treated for life-threatening injuries. >>> a
may use the scud missiles to launch chemical weapons. >>> the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington may put the speaker at risk. any compromise may draw a line between him and the tea party conservatives. >> reporter: the house speaker and the president are still in a standoff over the deal and the speaker plans to go home to ohio today. they met at the white house last night but didn't reach any agreement. the speaker said he is still available to negotiate over the phone but any deal could mean bad news for his role on capitol hill. if he refuses a deal with the president polls show most americans would blame republicans for going over the fiscal cliff. he could make a deal with democrats and risk cutting off those in his own party. >> i'm not worried about my job but i'm worried about doing the right thing for kids and grandkids. >> reporter: economists say stalled talks are causing problems on wall street this morning. more on that when i see you next. live in washington. >> thank you. only on two, another incident of package theft in the bay area. this is home surveillance vi
the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical marijuana. the federal government wants to close it and seize its property. a judge is considering whether this landmark case should go to trial. the city of oakland is siding with the center which pays a lot of taxes. >> we would like the federal government to stop the tragic waste of resources on trying to shut down our legitimate regulations that are in dom pliance -- compliance with california law. >> now, the federal government and prosecutors are saying that large pot operations are prone to being abused by state marijuana laws by allowing pot to fall into the hands of people who don't necessary have medical marijuana certificates. >>> 7:20. 12 california certificates have been fined for serious mistakes that endangered patients. in
, robbery and other felony charges. darnell washington and tonya washington killed the woman in her house during a robbery in october. the couplee series of crimes ended in seattle when the washington's allegedly rammed a police car with the stolen suv. >>> a 23-year-old has been arrested for the shooting death of a teen in san jose but police say they don't believe she acted alone. the 17-year-old was found shot on pacific avenue in west san carlos on november 130th. >> the radio station behind the prank call to a london hospital is speaking out after a nurse tricked by the hoax committed suicide. two hosts called the hospital pretending to be the queen and the prince. they were asking about the dutchess of cambridge who was staying for severe morning sickness. the nurse was transferred -- did transfer the call to the dutchess's ward and she committed suicide and now the station is responding. >> the house have decided that the show will not return until further notice out of respect of what can only be called a tragedy. >> the palace said the prince and his wife are deeply saddened a
of women, religious minorities and others. >>> in washington republicans are split on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. ktvu house smoker john boehner could be facing an uphill battle within his own -- >> reporter: speaker boehner -- certainly talk here that some republicans could revolt if speaker boehner caves to pressure from the white house to raise tax rates on the wealthiest 2% of americans. and while he's certainly had not agreed to that some are promising to block it. tea party favorite jim says giving into democrats to avoid the fiscal cliff is a temporary solution he's not willing to support. >> republicans should not be conceding the federal government needs more money. >> reporter: we will be hearing from democrats shortly. minority leader nancy pelosi is holding a news conference. we'll have that for you during our next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a los angeles area fire house is under fire for letting an exdeny letting an exercise company shoot a racy video inside its station. the video by hoopnautic.com shows a scan
is due in court this morning. darnell and tonya washington are expected to enter pleas of charges of murder. they are accused of killing 55- year-old suzie ko. the washingtons were later arrested in the seattle area. police say they spotted them in suzie ko's family car. >>> joseph naso will not be tried until april. he is charged with killing four women in northern california between 1977 and 1944. he was initially scheduled to go to trial in october but that was rescheduled for january when naso said he needed more time to prepare because he is representing himself. last week in court naso said he cannot be ready next month because of the volume of reports that he's received. >>> the latest jobless numbers are due out in 15 minutes. as alison burns reports some natural and manmade disasters will have an impact on the report. >> reporter: pam, economists expect this report is going to show fewer people were hired last month compared to october. the fallout from hurricane sandy is continuing to disrupt businesses and their hiring and fear of the fiscal cliff is keeping employers f
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pregnancy. >>> stocks changed on wall street as budget talks continue in washington. this -- some good news for a local company. netflix wins the disney movie rights. this represent as breakthrough for netflix. >>> the dow is currently up, 12. the nasdaq is down 3. s&p is flat. >>> new reports indicate that the duchess of cambridge is feeling better -- better today as we recovers from acute morning sickness. prince william went to the hospital to be with his wife. she was admitted yesterday, forcing buckingham palace to confirm her pregnancy. royal pregnancies are not traditionally announced before the 12-week mark. british officials have not said how far along she is is. >>> the lineup for the sun dance film festival has been announced. among the features, the steve jobs movie. the movie looks as 30 years in the life of him. some of the filming took place in palo alto last june. jobs is the closing night film at sun dance which runs january 17th through the 27th in park city, utah. no word when the film will hit needers. >>> it's a food drive with a twist on the peninsula. people who bring
for the fiscal cliff deal that include as tax increase for the rich. he met with business leaders in washington d.c. and he is aware that some republicans may be willing to raise tax revenues. but he warped the gop not to pick another fight on the debt sealing. he was can dade -- death ceiling and he was can -- he was candid. >> this is the top 2%. includes all of you, yes. >> i believe there is a purpose to put revenues on the table. >> house speaker boehner countered the president's proposal without raising individual tax rates. the republican plan also includes 600 billion in spending cuts to federal healthcare programs and increase in the eligibility age for medicare. >>> a san francisco blogger and activist is in hot water of a photograph after political opponent. michael petrellis took this of scott weaner last year in a pact room. >> he tried to take a picture of him at an urinal. and today, he pleaded not guilty to misconduct. he wants it to be made as part of the from. >> we will be fighting the case and despite the fact that the photograph was taken, we are talking fundamentally of a ge
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